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Error 3600:0749 battery adapter is plug in but not charging.what's the problem for this?

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Most Dell adapters have an LED on them when they are plugged in. If it is off, replace the adapter. If it is on, try running the laptop on AC, without the battery. If this works, then the motherboard is probably OK. If the only problem is that the battery won't charge it is probably a bad battery.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010


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SOURCE: error code 3600:0749 battery will not charge

If the system is only 6 months old, then it should be under warranty (Minimum warranty at Dell is 1 year) So contact technical support and let them assist you in finding the failure (800 624 9896 USA)

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: error code 3600:0749 battery will not charge

-check the system battery information and charger information of the computer; restart the computer, while the computer is booting up, press F2 repeatedly; check "battery info"
-if it stated ac adapter = unknown device ; update the BIOS (-visit
-click on drivers and downloads
-click or choose by service tag
-download the BIOS and install it on the computer)
-check information after updating; if same message AC adapter = unknown device; call manufaturer for a replacement AC adapter, if status has changed it is a battery problem or motherboard, contact manufacturer to test battery

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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